Advice & Dissent: 2009

Just eight weeks ago headlines screamed: "Swine Flu May Cause 90,000 U.S. Deaths." They came from a so-called "plausible scenario" in a report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which was actually a range of 30,000 to 90,000. And they expected it…Read More
A new poll shows a sharp decline over the last year in the percentage of Americans who see solid evidence that global temperatures are rising. According to the survey by the highly-reputable Pew Research Center, while 44% of respondents saw global warming as a very serious…Read More
Was a time when "civil rights" meant things like equal opportunities in employment and schooling for racial and ethnic minorities. And "environmental" meant something affecting the environment. But government twists everything that's good.Read More
No, you won't get GI Bill benefits but then again you don't have to get shot at, either. It's for my website But I will also soon be looking to build the Independent Journalism Project website, so help would be appreciated there too.122 mm shellRead More
As I note in my Investor's Business Daily article, swine flu cases in the last seven months, according to the CDC, equal about four days' worth of seasonal flu deaths during the season.122 mm shellThis is no ordinary flu, it's Hogzilla! After all, if you're going to save the…Read More
Emulating the Obama Administration, New York Gov. David Paterson has "declared a state of emergency, saying a recent rise in swine flu cases has created a 'disaster,'" according to the Associated Press.122 mm shellThe Guv shows his stuff.Read More
A new Harvard poll, in a ranking of 13 leadership categories, found Congress and the media ranked 11th and 12th respectively. They probably would have been even lower had there been a category for used car salesmen. November 3, 2009 04:06 PM · Government ~ MediaRead More
From a letter to the editor of the Washington Post:Read More